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How to Influence Anyone and Everyone

How to influence anyone and everyone

In this episode we are exploring how you can influence and motivate anyone or everyone.

We're even going to learn some lessons from the President of the United States and just how he won the election.

Jeff sat on a bar stool at the front of the room. He had no slides, no props, just sat and talked. Within minutes, he had everybody in the room on the edge of their seats eagerly nodding and ready to follow him wherever he went.

None of us in the room had met Jeff before. In fact, none of us...

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LA 015: The Power of Trust to Succeed

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Trust is the most fundamental building block of any relationship whether in business, politics, marriage, family or friendships. In the real world, trust signifies different things to different people but it frequently boils down to one point: trust is essential to your success.

Once lost, rebuilding trust is one of the most difficult things to accomplish for the reason that the thought of the betrayal can forever haunt the aggrieved. Rebuilding trust is definitely tough, but it’s not...

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LA003: How to develop good relationships as a leader - Roles Leaders Play

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"And what do you do?"

How many times have you been asked this question? How many times have you asked it? My guess is more than once or twice.

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We all play a number of different roles. Some are well developed, others less so. Using the right role in relation to another is critical for healthy relationships and better leadership.[/caption] When answering this question, most people respond with their job title or their job function: I'm a banker, I'm the CEO, I'm a teacher. Or they launch into...

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LA002: Learning to Learn - Helping Talent Management Thrive in the Workplace

helping talent thrive in the workplace

“Why aren’t these “young people” stepping up to the mark?”Asked the C-level executive as we discussed the problems of talent managementand leadership succession.As if it’s a problem of the younger generation – most notably Gen Y. But it’s not a generational issue!Performancein the typical workplace is at least 20% lower than it could easily be.

The information in this podcastis critical to your well-being, your success, your business and your health but you willprobablynot make it to the...

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LA 001: How to Influence Anyone to Do Anything

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I walked to the front of the meeting room past my muttering colleagues.

My hands clammy, my shirt beginning to soak with perspiration in the air-conditioned room. Blinded momentarily by the projector, I faced my audience. Their faces raptly attentive as they waited for the first words to come.

I noticed my boss as he glanced at his watch. A phone buzzed in silent mode on the table and all eyes were drawn toward it. Someone muttered an apology as he picked up the errant phone and read the...

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Is Empathy any use?

Are you brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities. We've all heard how we need to be more empathetic with others, to truly understand what it is like to walk a mile in their shoes. But what is it and is it actually any use?

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"theintellectualidentificationwithorvicariousexperiencingofthefeelings,thoughts,orattitudesof another." Dictionary.com
So what is empathy really and how is it different from sympathy? Empathy means that we need to become vulnerable, which...

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5 Componenets of an Effective Team

Teamwork Matters

The synergy IllusionOrganizations accomplish what they do because ofteamwork. Whether you are in business, sport, education, the church and even marriage – teamwork is what paves the way to success. What a leader can do with a great team far surpasses anything they can accomplish alone. As a leader learns how to unite the right people around a shared vision, their influence truly begins to take off.

[Tweet "One is too small a number to achieve greatness. Dr John C Maxwell"]

According to Dr.John...

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What are Competence and Competency

What are they and how do they affect performance?

Competence and competency

The concept of competence remains one of the most diffuse terms in the organisational and occupational literature (Nordhaug and Gronhaug, 1994). Exactly what does an author mean when using any of the terms of competence?

The concept of individual competence is widely used in human resource management (Boyatzis, 1982, Schroder, 1989, Burgoyne, 1993). This refers to a set of skills that an individual must possess in...

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Where are you leading you to? 7 steps to your new goal

You already know that you really need to have a clear goal in your personal development as a leader. Without a goal you don't know where you are going. And that's exactly where you will end up... drifting somewhere... maybe it'll be great, maybe it'll be a waste of your time. Here are the 7 steps to your new leadership development goal:
  1. Who is in your Inner Circle?
    • The people closest to you can raise you up or tear you down. Take a long hard look at those who are in your inner circle and...

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Why use simulations? Because lectures and case studies don't cut it!

In spite of the extensive evidence, it seems that traditional lectures, use of staticcase studiesand 'knowledge transfer' continue to be the main methodologies used by teachers and trainers.

It is time to change. Gen iY is here and if we continue with last century methods, we have little chance of being their guides of choice:

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